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Clippers - Hair, Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company, 1926 Object Reg. No: SH 923087

Summary:
Clippers - Hair, Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company, 1926. Part of the duties of attendants at psychiatric institutions was to clean and groom patients. Attendants often cut patients' hair. used in a mental health hospital in Beechworth Victoria Australia circa 1930
Description:
Pair of white metal clippers consisting of two plates each containing a row of small pointed blades wihich are activated by scissor action of the handles. Blades are held together with a wing nut, and thumb and finger rests protrude from handle.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mayday Hills Hospital
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.20 cm (Height), 3.60 cm (Width), 7.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: mental health, psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, haircare, hair clippers, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Institutional Life
Tertiary Classification: grooming & hygiene
Inscriptions: Inscribed inside handle: BROWN & SHARPE MFG.CO. PROVIDENCE, R.I./ MADE IN U.S.A. PATENTED DEC.7.1926.
Manufacturer: Browne Sharpe Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America, 1926
Place & Date Used: Beechworth, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1930

Comments

Earl Langley, Jr. Posted on 07 Jun 2013 1:57 PM
I have the exact same clippers which belonged to my father. I don't know where he obtained them. Maybe from his father. I know my hair was cut with them numerous times when I was little. Earl Langley!!

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